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By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021

Falls and injuries, often severe, are on the rise as the population ages. The risk of falls (and harm resulting from them) increases significantly after the age of 65. And as the aging population continues to grow each year, more seniors are experiencing life-threatening falls, many of which result in…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021

Aging is a mysterious process that we don’t fully understand. According to a recent study, the belief that changes in physical health are unavoidable with age may not be correct. It turns out that how we age may be up to us, as exercising and staying active have been found…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021

Staying healthy can reduce the risk of various problems for seniors, such as slips and falls, strokes, obesity, and chronic stress. Encourage your aging loved one to adopt healthy habits that keep him or her mentally and physically active. Below are tips that can help seniors stay healthy after reaching…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021

Since seniors with Alzheimer’s frequently experience boredom, it’s a good idea to get them out of the house and plan fun events. However, some common outings can be overwhelming or unsafe for those living with Alzheimer’s, so caregivers need to use extra caution when planning activities. Here are some outings…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Older adults are largely independent, which is generally a good thing. However, in the later years of life, emotional, social, and physical changes tend to occur. Some of these changes can make it impractical or unhealthy to live alone, at least not without some type of assistance. Below, you’ll find…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

A sedentary lifestyle can be unhealthy for anyone at any age, but for people over 65, it can be especially problematic. Studies have shown older adults who spend too much time sitting are at increased risk for a variety of health conditions. Seniors are more likely to sit for long…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, not all seniors eventually develop dementia. While most seniors will have some memory loss, you should understand the difference between normal cognitive changes and dementia as well as how this myth is harmful to older adults. Reasons behind the Myth There are several reasons a person…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Though exercise is often associated with younger generations, it’s just as important for seniors. Being inactive can lead to quite a few physical and mental health issues, so seniors should try to get some cardio or weightlifting exercise during their golden years. Exercising might sound exhausting, but even light activities…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 15, 2021

If your aging loved one has had a stroke and also has diabetes, he or she may have special dietary needs, which can pose a challenge for someone with both neurological and endocrine issues. Fortunately, there are a variety of healthy foods your loved one can enjoy even if he…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 1, 2021

When your elderly loved one’s safety and health are at risk, home care may be your best option. However, you shouldn’t simply spring this decision on your loved one. Instead, have a conversation about the issue and allow your loved one to share his or her opinions and wishes. Here…